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The Picture Show

The Picture Show

The Picture Show returns for the holidays! Our family and children’s series is curated by FilmScene and proudly presented by MidWestOne Bank. The ongoing series features the best in all ages programming, winter shows on Saturday at 10am and Thursday at 3pm. All tickets are only $2.50, making The Picture Show a reliable, affordable weekly entertainment choice.

The Polar Express

Nov. 29, 10am & Dec. 4, 3pm
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(2004) Dir. Robert Zemeckis. On Christmas Eve, a doubting boy boards a magical train that’s headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus’ home. A gorgeously animated tale starring Tom Hanks.


Dec. 6, 10am & Dec. 11, 3pm
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(2003) Dir. Jon Favreau. After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf  (Will Ferrell) at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.

White Christmas

Dec. 13, 10am & Dec. 18, 3pm
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(1954) Dir. Michael Curtiz. Bing Crosby stars as half of a successful song-and-dance team who become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.

Its a Wonderful Life

Dec. 20, 10am & Dec. 25, 3pm
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(1946) Dir. Frank Capra. The holiday classic stars James Stewart as a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman helped by an angel who by shows him what life would have been like if he never existed.

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